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New Orleans Saints

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome | Coach: Sean Payton
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense2nd120.8 (10th)301.8 (3rd)
Defense30th132.9 (28th)257.1 (27th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
72Armstead, Terron T6-53047/23/19912Arkansas-Pine Bluff
36Ball, Marcus DB6-12097/21/19871Memphis
67Becton, Nick T6-63232/11/19902Virginia Tech
9Brees, Drew QB6-02091/15/197914Purdue
39Cadet, Travaris RB6-12102/1/19893Appalachian State
12Colston, Marques WR6-42256/5/19839Hofstra
95Deaderick, Brandon DE6-43058/19/19875Alabama
20Dixon, Brian DB6-01954/26/1990RNorthwest Missouri State
47Drescher, Justin LS6-12351/1/19885Colorado
91Edebali, Kasim OLB6-22538/17/1989RBoston College
73Evans, Jahri G6-43188/22/19839Bloomsburg
52Fokou, Moise LB6-12438/28/19856Maryland
37Frederick, Terrence DB5-101872/10/19901Texas A&M
93Galette, Junior OLB6-22583/27/19885Stillman
55Goodwin, Jonathan C6-331812/2/197813Michigan
3Graham, Shayne K6-021012/9/197712Virginia Tech
80Graham, Jimmy TE6-726511/24/19865Miami (Fla.)
66Grubbs, Ben G6-33103/10/19848Auburn
98Haralson, Parys OLB6-02551/24/19849Tennessee
79Harris, Bryce T6-63001/16/19893Fresno State
57Hawthorne, David ILB6-02465/14/19857Texas Christian
76Hicks, Akiem DE6-532411/16/19893Regina (Canada)
89Hill, Josh TE6-52505/21/19902Idaho State
53Humber, Ramon ILB5-112328/10/19876North Dakota State
22Ingram, Mark RB5-921512/21/19894Alabama
33Jean-Baptiste, Stanley CB6-32184/12/1990RNebraska
92Jenkins, John NT6-33597/11/19892Georgia
15Jones, Seantavius WR6-32008/9/1992RValdosta State
94Jordan, Cameron DE6-42877/10/19894California
65Kelemete, Senio G6-33005/10/19902Washington
58Knox, Kyle LB6-12203/10/19891Fresno State
68Lelito, Tim C6-43157/21/19892Grand Valley State
28Lewis, Keenan CB6-12085/17/19866Oregon State
50Lofton, Curtis MLB6-02416/9/19867Oklahoma
41Lorig, Erik FB6-425011/17/19865Stanford
7McCown, Luke QB6-42177/12/198111Louisiana Tech
17Meachem, Robert WR6-22159/28/19848Tennessee
6Morstead, Thomas P6-42353/8/19866Southern Methodist
95Ozougwu, Cheta DE6-225511/18/19883Rice
56Powell, Ronald OLB6-32375/14/1991RFlorida
29Robinson, Khiry RB6-022012/28/19892West Texas A&M
21Robinson, Patrick CB5-111919/7/19875Florida State
38Sanford, Jamarca SS5-102008/27/19856Mississippi
18Saunders, Jalen WR5-91659/30/1992ROklahoma
84Stills, Kenny WR6-01944/22/19922Oklahoma
64Strief, Zach T6-73209/22/19839Northwestern
23Thomas, Pierre RB5-1121512/18/19848Illinois
88Toon, Nick WR6-421811/4/19883Wisconsin
32Vaccaro, Kenny SS6-02142/15/19912Texas
62Virgil, Lawrence DT6-52901/20/1991RValdosta State
75Walker, Tyrunn DE6-32943/18/19903Tulsa
42Warren, Pierre FS6-22008/16/1992RJacksonville State
82Watson, Benjamin TE6-325512/18/198011Georgia
24White, Corey CB6-12055/9/19903Samford
Injured Players
77Bunkley, Brodrick (IR) NT6-230611/23/19839Florida State
25Bush, Rafael (IR) FS5-112005/12/19874South Carolina State
31Byrd, Jairus (IR) FS5-1020310/7/19866Oregon
10Cooks, Brandin (IR) WR5-101899/25/1993ROregon State
20Davis, A.J. (IR) DB6-01837/6/19892Jacksonville State
97Foster, Glenn (IR) DE6-42855/31/19902Illinois
35Johnson, Austin (IR) FB6-22406/16/19891Tennessee
43Sunseri, Vinnie (IR) SAF5-112109/27/1993RAlabama
14Tanner, Andy (IR) WR6-01835/16/19881Midwestern State
49Zimmerman, Ty (IR) DB6-12046/23/1990RKansas State
Practice Squad
27Baker, Edwin RB5-82106/1/19911Michigan State
80Charles, Orson TE6-32541/27/19913Georgia
16Coleman, Brandon WR6-62256/22/1992RRutgers
59Franklin, Jerry LB6-12451/10/19882Arkansas
4Griffin, Ryan QB6-520611/17/19892Tulane
5Hopkins, Dustin K6-219310/1/19902Florida State
76Miller, Andrew G6-42964/24/1990RVirginia Tech
42Opurum, Toben RB6-125011/18/19901Kansas
74Rooks, Tavon T6-53005/10/1990RKansas State
83Snead, Willie WR5-1119510/17/1992RBall State
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
New Orleans6-4310.76-3306.226.62137
 
 
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Position Listing
Jerry Franklin
News
The Chiefs activated inside linebacker Joe Mays from injured reserve Saturday and waived linebacker Jerry Franklin, the team announced.

Mays was placed on injured reserve with a designation to return in early September after undergoing wrist surgery during the preseason. His return will give a boost to the inside of the defense, as the Chiefs have had to roll with Josh Mauga and James-Michael Johnson inside after expecting to have Mays and Derrick Johnson at the inside linebacker positions.

Senio Kelemete
News
Wide receiver Robert Meachem is the headliner among the seven healthy scratches on the inactive list posted by the Saints for their Sunday game against Carolina.

The others are defensive backs Stanley Jean-Baptiste and Terrence Frederick, nose tackle Lawrence Virgil, tackle Nick Becton, linebacker Moise Fokou and guard Senio Kelemete.

Brandin Cooks
News
The Saints placed wideout Brandin Cooks on season-ending injured reserve, reports ESPN. Cooks had surgery after breaking his thumb in Sunday's loss to the Bengals.

The team's second-leading receiver, Cooks finishes his rookie season with 53 catches for 550 yards and three touchdowns.

Injury
Thumb - IR. Out for season
Terron Armstead
News
Saints starting left tackle Terron Armstead left the game at Chicago in the first half with a neck injury. The team called his return questionable.

Armstead, who came into the game nursing a neck issue, was replaced by Bryce Harris.

Glenn Foster
News
The Saints placed defensive end Glenn Foster on injured reserve after he hurt his knee in Sunday's loss to the Lions. Foster, 24, appeared in five games this season.
Injury
Knee - IR. Out for season
Cheta Ozougwu
News
The Saints signed nose tackle Tyrone Ezell and linebacker Marcus Thompson and waived linebacker Cheta Ozougwu with a failed physical designation. Ezell has spent time with the Texans, and Thompson with the Dolphins.

Injury
Undisclosed - PUP. Out indefinitely
Jahri Evans
News
The Saints will be without the following players for Friday's preseason game against the Titans: Drew Brees, Marques Colston, Champ Bailey, Rod Sweeting, Erik Lorig, David Hawthorne, Kyle Knox, Ben Grubbs, Jahri Evans, Ty Nsekhe, Victor Butler, John Jenkins, Kenny Stills, Je'Ron Hamm, Patrick Robinson and Jairus Byrd.
Ronald Powell
News
The Saints declared defensive back Corey White, wideout Seantavius Jones, defensive back Stanley Jean-Baptiste, linebacker Moise Fokou, nose tackle Lawrence Virgil, offensive tackle Nick Becton and linebacker Ronald Powell inactive for Monday's game at Chicago.

It's the first time all season White has been inactive. He's a healthy scratch despite starting nine games and racking up 52 tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a sack.



Jalen Saunders
News
The Saints have cut running back Brian Leonard and picked up wide receiver Jalen Saunders off the Seahawks' practice squad, a source has told ESPN.
Ramon Humber
News
Four Saints defenders who were on the injury report are active for Sunday night's game against the Packers. They are cornerbacks Patrick Robinson (hamstring) and Keenan Lewis (knee, shoulder), linebacker Ramon Humber (ankle) and nose tackle Brodrick Bunkley (concussion).
Pierre Thomas
News
Saints running back Pierre Thomas was lethal catching screen passes Monday night in his hometown of Chicago, turning five grabs into a season-high 83 receiving yards. Thomas added 11 yards on two carries.

On New Orleans' second drive, Thomas hauled in a pass in the flat and ripped off 39 yards. Thomas secured each of his targets and has caught five or more passes four times this season.

He'll play the Falcons on Sunday.

Benjamin Watson
News
The Saints got myriad contributions in their Week 15 win in Chicago. Among them, wideout Nick Toon caught all four of his targets for 43 yards, but lost a fumble. Running back Khiry Robinson ran three times for 10 yards and caught two passes for 10 yards.

Fullback Erik Lorig had a 1-yard carry. Tight end Benjamin Watson added a 5-yard grab.

They'll all face Atlanta on Sunday.

Cameron Jordan
News
Saints defensive lineman Cameron Jordan and defensive back Kenny Vaccaro, normally two of the more productive players on their defense, didn't do much Week 1 at Atlanta. Jordan had one solo tackle and Vaccaro had four.

Jordan was one of the league leaders in sacks last year with 12 1/2. Vaccaro had 79 tackles in only 14 games.

Brian Dixon
No Updates
Shayne Graham
News
Saints kicker Shayne Graham hit 1 of 2 field goals Monday for the second straight game, making him 19 of 22 this season. Graham pushed a 51-yarder wide right but converted from 25 yards.

He added four PATs for seven points. Graham plays the Falcons on Sunday.

Erik Lorig
News
The Saints got myriad contributions in their Week 15 win in Chicago. Among them, wideout Nick Toon caught all four of his targets for 43 yards, but lost a fumble. Running back Khiry Robinson ran three times for 10 yards and caught two passes for 10 yards.

Fullback Erik Lorig had a 1-yard carry. Tight end Benjamin Watson added a 5-yard grab.

They'll all face Atlanta on Sunday.

Toben Opurum
News
The Texans put cornerback Johnathan Joseph (toe) and running back Deji Karim (clavicle) on injured reserve and signed running backs Ray Graham and Toben Opurum.
Kyle Knox
News
The Saints have cleared four probables for their Week 14 game against Carolina, including running backs Travaris Cadet (hamstring), Khiry Robinson (forearm) and Mark Ingram (ankle/toe). The other is linebacker Kyle Knox (hand).

Ben Grubbs
News
The Saints will be without the following players for Friday's preseason game against the Titans: Drew Brees, Marques Colston, Champ Bailey, Rod Sweeting, Erik Lorig, David Hawthorne, Kyle Knox, Ben Grubbs, Jahri Evans, Ty Nsekhe, Victor Butler, John Jenkins, Kenny Stills, Je'Ron Hamm, Patrick Robinson and Jairus Byrd.
Travaris Cadet
News
Several Saints skill position players made minimal contributions in a blowout loss Sunday to Carolina. The only difference for tight end Benjamin Watson is that one of his two catches for eight yards went for a 7-yard score in the fourth quarter.

The most prolific of the bunch was Nick Toon, who caught four passes for 45 yards. Travaris Cadet had two receptions for 13 yards and a run for five yards. Kenny Stills caught three for 23 yards while Joseph Morgan added two for 23 yards.

A.J. Davis
News
The Saints signed linebacker Todd Davis, an undrafted free agent out of Sacramento State, and waived cornerback A.J. Davis, who spent last season on injured reserve.
Injury
Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Andrew Miller
News
The Saints have cut defensive lineman Garrison Smith and offensive lineman DeMarcus Love from their practice squad and added offensive lineman Andrew Miller .

Smith and Miller are both rookies.

Jairus Byrd
News
Saints defensive tackle Brandon Deaderick, wide receiver Nick Toon, wide receiver Joe Morgan, linebacker Ronald Powell, running back Mark Ingram, fullback Erik Lorig and safety Jairus Byrd were all ruled inactive Week 5 vs. Tampa Bay.
Injury
Knee - IR. Out for the season
Tavon Rooks
News
The Saints have knocked their roster down to 53 by waiving a number of players Saturday.

Among the offense players let go are center Matt Armstrong, wide receivers Seantavius Jones , Brandon Coleman and Charles Hawkins, tight end Nic Jacobs, guards Jason Weaver and Marcel Jones, tackles Tavon Rooks and Thomas Welch and running backs Greg Jones and Derrick Strozier.

The defenders cut loose are cornerbacks Trevin Wade, Terrence Frederick and Derrius Brooks, linebackers Keyunta Dawson and Todd Davis, tackle Lawrence Virgil, safety Pierre Warren.

Placekickers Shayne Graham and Derek Dimke are also out.

Drew Brees
News
Saints quarterback Drew Brees continued his strong play on the road this season in Monday's 31-15 win at Chicago. Brees hit 29 of 36 throws, at one point completing 14 straight, for 375 yards and three touchdowns with no turnovers.

Brees extended his NFL-record streak of seasons with 30-plus touchdown passes to seven. He has 31 after throwing a pair to tight end Josh Hill on rollouts and a pretty 9-yarder to wideout Marques Colston.

Brees posted his 46th game with at least 300 passing yards and three touchdown throws, tying Peyton Manning for the all-time NFL lead.

Brees came out on fire, hitting 18 of 20 passes for 226 yards and two scores in the first half. He could have had a bigger night had tight end Jimmy Graham corralled a contested end-zone fade late in the third quarter.

Brees will try to keep rolling Week 16 against Atlanta.

Parys Haralson
News
The Saints have agreed to a one-year deal with linebacker Parys Haralson Tuesday, the financial terms of which are not yet known.

Haralson appeared in all 16 games for the Saints after he was acquired in a preseason trade. He recorded 35 tackles -- 16 solo -- and 3.5 sacks in eight starts. He is an eight-year veteran. 

Akiem Hicks
News
Saints tackle Terron Armstead (neck), defensive end Akiem Hicks (ankle) and safety Jamarca Sanford (hamstring) were unable to practice Friday and were all ruled questionable for Sunday's game against Atlanta.

New Orleans remains a 6 1/2-point favorite at home against the Falcons.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for Week 16 vs. Atlanta
Brandon Coleman
News
The Saints have knocked their roster down to 53 by waiving a number of players Saturday.

Among the offense players let go are center Matt Armstrong, wide receivers Seantavius Jones , Brandon Coleman and Charles Hawkins, tight end Nic Jacobs, guards Jason Weaver and Marcel Jones, tackles Tavon Rooks and Thomas Welch and running backs Greg Jones and Derrick Strozier.

The defenders cut loose are cornerbacks Trevin Wade, Terrence Frederick and Derrius Brooks, linebackers Keyunta Dawson and Todd Davis, tackle Lawrence Virgil, safety Pierre Warren.

Placekickers Shayne Graham and Derek Dimke are also out.

Josh Hill
News
Saints third-string tight end Josh Hill is up to five touchdowns this season after catching a pair in Monday's 31-15 win at Chicago. Both scores came on the same play.

Drew Brees faked a handoff, rolled right and found Hill open in the flat for 8- and 7-yard touchdowns in the first half. Those were Hill's only two targets.

He'll face Atlanta on Sunday.

Ty Zimmerman
News
Saints wide receiver Andy Tanner, safety Ty Zimmerman and tackle Ty Nsekhe cleared waivers Tuesday and have been placed on injured reserve, the New Orleans Advocate reports.
Injury
Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Austin Johnson
News
A knee injury has landed Saints fullback Austin Johnson on injured reserve. The team has activated tackle Nick Becton off the Giants practice squad to take his place on the roster.

Johnson hasn't played since Oct. 26. He finishes the season with 22 yards on eight carries and two receptions.

Injury
Knee - IR. Out for season
Terrence Frederick
News
Wide receiver Robert Meachem is the headliner among the seven healthy scratches on the inactive list posted by the Saints for their Sunday game against Carolina.

The others are defensive backs Stanley Jean-Baptiste and Terrence Frederick, nose tackle Lawrence Virgil, tackle Nick Becton, linebacker Moise Fokou and guard Senio Kelemete.

Zach Strief
News
The Saints have ruled out inside linebacker Kyle Knox (hand) and running back Khiry Robinson (forearm) for Sunday's game against the Steelers. Wide receiver Robert Meachem (ankle) was the only player on New Orleans' injury report deemed questionable for the game.

Meanwhile, the following players were labeled as probable: Running back Travaris Cadet (hamstring), running back Mark Ingram (shoulder), cornerback Keenan Lewis (knee), inside linebacker Curtis Lofton (ankle), tackle Zach Strief (chest) and running back Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder).

Jonathan Goodwin
News
The Saints have ruled out Khiry Robinson (arm) and Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder) for Sunday's game against the 49ers in Week 10. David Hawthorne (hand) was one of the only other players on New Orleans' final injury report ruled out for Sunday.

Jonathan Goodwin (knee, ankle) and Mark Ingram (shoulder) were deemed questionable. Kenny Stills (thigh) and Jimmy Graham (shoulder) were labeled probable for the game.

Brodrick Bunkley
News
The Saints announced Thursday they placed starting defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley on injured reserve due to a quadriceps injury. Bunkley was injured during Monday's game vs. Baltimore.
Injury
Quadriceps - IR. Out for season
Tim Lelito
News
Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan (knee) is probable for Week 3 against the Vikings, after getting through Friday's practice without issue.

Additionally, offensive lineman Jonathan Goodwin (elbow) is probable, while guard Tim Lelito (back) is questionable for Sunday's game. 

Justin Drescher
No Updates
David Hawthorne
News
The Saints' top pass rusher, outside linebacker Junior Galette, is active for Monday's game at Chicago after being listed as questionable with a neck injury. Galette leads the team with seven sacks.

Also suiting up are left tackle Terron Armstead (neck), linebacker David Hawthorne (hip), defensive end Akiem Hicks (ankle) and cornerback Keenan Lewis (illness).

Ryan Griffin
News
The Saints will sign quarterback Ryan Griffin to the team's practice squad after clearing waivers Wednesday, NOLA.com reports.

Griffin spent some of his rookie season last year on the practice squad before eventually moving to the active roster. He lost a camp battle to Luke McCown during the preseason and didn't survive final roster cuts.

Jamarca Sanford
News
The reeling Saints are benching 2013 first-round pick Kenny Vaccaro, reports NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Rapoport called the news "incredible," noting the safety has earned several game balls.

Vaccaro has played in every game this season, getting 66 tackles, two interceptions and a sack. Jamarca Sanford is his backup.

The New Orleans Times-Picayune chimed in that Vaccaro hasn't been playing well but called his benching "a huge surprise."

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for Week 16 vs. Atlanta
Khiry Robinson
News
The Saints got myriad contributions in their Week 15 win in Chicago. Among them, wideout Nick Toon caught all four of his targets for 43 yards, but lost a fumble. Running back Khiry Robinson ran three times for 10 yards and caught two passes for 10 yards.

Fullback Erik Lorig had a 1-yard carry. Tight end Benjamin Watson added a 5-yard grab.

They'll all face Atlanta on Sunday.

Tyrunn Walker
News
Saints running back Pierre Thomas (chest) is the lone injured player on the inactive report for the Saturday playoff battle in Seattle.

The healthy scratches are quarterback Ryan Griffin, corernback Terrence Frederick, linebacker Rufus Johnson, safety Jordan Pugh, defensive end Tyrunn Walker and wide receiver Nick Toon.

Rafael Bush
News
The Saints placed safety Rafael Bush on season-ending injured reserve with a fractured right fibula, reports ESPN. Bush, who made 55 tackles in 10 games, suffered the injury Sunday against Cincinnati.
Injury
Leg - IR. Out for season
Moise Fokou
News
The Saints declared defensive back Corey White, wideout Seantavius Jones, defensive back Stanley Jean-Baptiste, linebacker Moise Fokou, nose tackle Lawrence Virgil, offensive tackle Nick Becton and linebacker Ronald Powell inactive for Monday's game at Chicago.

It's the first time all season White has been inactive. He's a healthy scratch despite starting nine games and racking up 52 tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a sack.



Mark Ingram
News
Saints running back Mark Ingram gained 44 yards on his first 16 carries Monday night in Chicago. But on his 17th and final tote, Ingram busted outside for a 15-yard touchdown with 1:47 remaining.

It was Ingram's first score since Week 9 and seventh this season. Ingram was not targeted in the passing game.

He'll play the Falcons in Week 16.

Marcus Ball
News
The Saints have released their final injury report prior to Week 5.

Jairus Byrd and Erik Lorig have been ruled out for the contest. The team also made eight players probable. Terron Armstead, Marcus Ball, Jonathan Goodwin, David Hawthorne, Curtis Lofton, Patrick Robinson, Benjamin Watson and Corey White should all play. 

Robert Meachem
News
Saints wide receiver Robert Meachem could see his first action in four weeks Monday against the Bears. Meachem, who has been dealing with an ankle injury, last played on Oct. 30 against the Panthers. 

After New Orleans released Joe Morgan Tuesday, the team promoted rookie Seantavius Jones to the active roster. 

The final wide receiver on Monday is likely to be between Meachem and Jones. 

"I just have to be ready to play my role when coach calls my number," Meachem said.

Seantavius Jones
News
The Saints declared defensive back Corey White, wideout Seantavius Jones, defensive back Stanley Jean-Baptiste, linebacker Moise Fokou, nose tackle Lawrence Virgil, offensive tackle Nick Becton and linebacker Ronald Powell inactive for Monday's game at Chicago.

It's the first time all season White has been inactive. He's a healthy scratch despite starting nine games and racking up 52 tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a sack.



Pierre Warren
News
The Saints signed linebacker Moise Fokou and defensive backs Pierre Warren and Terrence Frederick to the active roster, reports ESPN.com.
Orson Charles
News
The Saints signed tight end Orson Charles to the practice squad Tuesday, NOLA.com reports. Charles was a fourth-round draft pick by the Bengals in 2012.

Stanley Jean-Baptiste
News
The Saints declared defensive back Corey White, wideout Seantavius Jones, defensive back Stanley Jean-Baptiste, linebacker Moise Fokou, nose tackle Lawrence Virgil, offensive tackle Nick Becton and linebacker Ronald Powell inactive for Monday's game at Chicago.

It's the first time all season White has been inactive. He's a healthy scratch despite starting nine games and racking up 52 tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a sack.



Corey White
News
The Saints declared defensive back Corey White, wideout Seantavius Jones, defensive back Stanley Jean-Baptiste, linebacker Moise Fokou, nose tackle Lawrence Virgil, offensive tackle Nick Becton and linebacker Ronald Powell inactive for Monday's game at Chicago.

It's the first time all season White has been inactive. He's a healthy scratch despite starting nine games and racking up 52 tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a sack.



Willie Snead
News
The Saints have signed to their practice squad rookie wide receiver Willie Snead, who was cut in late August by Cleveland before landing with Carolina.
Nick Becton
News
The Saints declared defensive back Corey White, wideout Seantavius Jones, defensive back Stanley Jean-Baptiste, linebacker Moise Fokou, nose tackle Lawrence Virgil, offensive tackle Nick Becton and linebacker Ronald Powell inactive for Monday's game at Chicago.

It's the first time all season White has been inactive. He's a healthy scratch despite starting nine games and racking up 52 tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a sack.



Jimmy Graham
News
Saints tight end Jimmy Graham was once again a big part of the offense Monday night in Chicago. After catching three passes for 25 yards over his previous two games, Graham caught five passes for a team-high 87 yards in the easy win.

Graham tied for the team lead with seven targets. However, he was unable to come down with a contested end-zone fade late in the third quarter.

Graham looked spry, pulling in catches for 29 and 22 yards and trying to hurdle safety Brock Vereen in the fourth quarter. Graham will try to end his three-game scoreless streak Week 16 against the Falcons.

Kenny Vaccaro
News
Saints head coach Sean Payton did not elaborate on safety Kenny Vaccaro's role on Thursday.

It was reported that Vaccaro would be benched on Tuesday, but Payton wouldn't completely confirm the news. "He's going to play a ton for us," Payton said. "The role he plays -- I'll leave it at that." Vaccaro seemed to confirm that his role was about to change, though didn't get into specifics. He said the whole situation has made him "put reset on everything."

Vaccaro admitted he was still getting used to a new position, and that it would take time for him to adjust. "Like I tell people this countless times, I've never been back there," Vaccaro said. Vaccaro was used mostly in nickel formations last season, but has transitioned to safety this year. 

Patrick Robinson
News
Four Saints defenders who were on the injury report are active for Sunday night's game against the Packers. They are cornerbacks Patrick Robinson (hamstring) and Keenan Lewis (knee, shoulder), linebacker Ramon Humber (ankle) and nose tackle Brodrick Bunkley (concussion).
Luke McCown
News
Saints backup quarterback Luke McCown got the start in Friday's preseason game against the Titans, and did a good job piloting the offense in a 31-24 win.

McCown led the offense through the first half compiling 117 yards through the air while completing 12 of 20 passes successfully. He tossed  a pair of touchdowns to Jimmy Graham as well. 

McCown is expected to open the season as the Saints' No. 2 quarterback.  

Vinnie Sunseri
News
A broken arm has landed Saints safety Vinnie Sunseri on injured reserve. He is out for the season.

Sunseri played in all nine games this season with no starts. He contributed to five tackles.

Injury
Arm - IR. Out for season
Brandon Deaderick
News
The Saints declared running back Khiry Robinson (forearm), wideout Robert Meachem (ankle), linebacker Kyle Knox (hand), defensive backs Terrence Frederick and Stanley Jean-Baptiste, offensive tackle Nick Becton and defensive end Brandon Deaderick inactive for Monday's game against the Ravens.
Kenny Stills
News
In his last four road games, Saints wideout Kenny Stills has caught exactly five passes. Monday night in Chicago he hauled in five for 67 yards and tied for the team lead with seven targets.

Stills has 20 grabs for 404 yards and two scores over those last four road outings. Stills is at home Week 16, playing the Falcons.

Bryce Harris
News
Saints starting left tackle Terron Armstead left the game at Chicago in the first half with a neck injury. The team called his return questionable.

Armstead, who came into the game nursing a neck issue, was replaced by Bryce Harris.

Junior Galette
News
The Saints' top pass rusher, outside linebacker Junior Galette, is active for Monday's game at Chicago after being listed as questionable with a neck injury. Galette leads the team with seven sacks.

Also suiting up are left tackle Terron Armstead (neck), linebacker David Hawthorne (hip), defensive end Akiem Hicks (ankle) and cornerback Keenan Lewis (illness).

John Jenkins
News
The Saints declared these players inactive for Sunday night's game at Dallas: running back Mark Ingram (hand), safety Marcus Ball (hamstring), wideout Joe Morgan, defensive back Patrick Robinson (hamstring), fullback Erik Lorig (ankle), linebacker David Hawthorne (ankle, knee) and nose tackle John Jenkins.
Thomas Morstead
No Updates
Nick Toon
News
The Saints got myriad contributions in their Week 15 win in Chicago. Among them, wideout Nick Toon caught all four of his targets for 43 yards, but lost a fumble. Running back Khiry Robinson ran three times for 10 yards and caught two passes for 10 yards.

Fullback Erik Lorig had a 1-yard carry. Tight end Benjamin Watson added a 5-yard grab.

They'll all face Atlanta on Sunday.

Curtis Lofton
News
The Saints played horribly on defense Sunday against Carolina, but don't blame middle linebacker Curtis Lofton. He contributed to a season-high and game-high 17 tackles, including one for a loss.
Edwin Baker
News
The following players have been ruled inactive for the Saints in Week 11 against the Bengals: WR Robert Meachem, RB Pierre Thomas, RB Edwin Baker, RB Khiry Robinson, G Senio Kelemete, OT Nick Becton and WR Nick Toon.
Lawrence Virgil
News
The Saints declared defensive back Corey White, wideout Seantavius Jones, defensive back Stanley Jean-Baptiste, linebacker Moise Fokou, nose tackle Lawrence Virgil, offensive tackle Nick Becton and linebacker Ronald Powell inactive for Monday's game at Chicago.

It's the first time all season White has been inactive. He's a healthy scratch despite starting nine games and racking up 52 tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a sack.



Dustin Hopkins
News
The Bills released safeties Derek Brim and Jajuan Harley, quarterback Dennis Dixon, punter Jacob Dombrowski, receivers Tori Gurley and Chris Summers, guard J.J. Unga, running back Ronnie Wingo, kicker Dustin Hopkins, defensive tackle Damien Jacobs and center Macky MacPherson.
Andy Tanner
News
Saints wide receiver Andy Tanner, safety Ty Zimmerman and tackle Ty Nsekhe cleared waivers Tuesday and have been placed on injured reserve, the New Orleans Advocate reports.
Injury
Ankle - IR. Out for season
Marques Colston
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Saints wideout Marques Colston continued his late-season resurgence in Monday's win in Chicago. Colston caught five of seven targets for 65 yards, using his 6-4 frame to stretch for a 9-yard touchdown right before halftime.

It was Colston's third touchdown in the past four games, giving him four scores this season. Colston tied Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills for the team lead in targets.

Colston plays the Falcons in Week 16.

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The Saints' top pass rusher, outside linebacker Junior Galette, is active for Monday's game at Chicago after being listed as questionable with a neck injury. Galette leads the team with seven sacks.

Also suiting up are left tackle Terron Armstead (neck), linebacker David Hawthorne (hip), defensive end Akiem Hicks (ankle) and cornerback Keenan Lewis (illness).

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